Country Panama
Year 2000
Type of Measure Violence against women > Regulations
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Decree No. 99 of 20 November 2000, which created the National Commission on the Development of a National Plan for Curbing Domestic Violence and for Civil Coexistence, comprising the Ministry of Youth, Women, Children and the Family (MINJUMNFA), the Ministry of Health, the Attorney General’s Office (Ministerio Público), the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, the Worker’s Sector, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the National Police and civil society, with a view to diminishing the increasing violence in Panamanian society.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/PAN/7, para. 80